AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title International Outreach Project
Project type(s) Community Service
Date completed 07/2004
Chapter University of California, Los Angeles Premed
Project Coordinator Elisabeth Berger
Summary of project 20 Students worked for over a school year gathering medical supplies and constructing health education modules to present in Pedro Escobedo, Mexico (a small town outside of Queretaro). The ten day trip consisted mainly of health education in the middle schools of the area, clincal volunteering and community involvement. The clinic that hosted us, Servicio Medico Integral, in the end, were supplied ECG machines, a Fetal Ultrasound, XRay Unit (used in field opperations), physical therapy equipment, a number of other essentials for the clinic, and over 10 computers for the local schools.

Content area Global Opportunities
Number of participants 20
Participant hours involved 6520 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $10,000
Project funding Local chapter funds,Donation,Admission/participant charge
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising No
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions Fundraising is a must! International travel is far from cheap and the sooner you buy you tickets the better.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments Make some connections in a clinic, even if its just in the United States and ask them what they need. Be focused on accomplishing something for them rather that attaining something for yourself. Draw on multiple people's resources and time. People are ver